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OBITUARY.

MR. PRESTON CHAMBERS,

Mr. Preston Chambers, a former president of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, died suddenly at Helensville at the age of 82 years. While on a visit to New Zealand from New South Wales in 1893. Mr. Chambers met the Hon. G. F. Richardson, formerly Minister of Lands, and he was induced to remain in the Dominion. For seven years Mr. Chambers was engaged on roading West Coast settlements. From then on till he retired he was in private practice. Mr. Chambers was also a member of the Institute of Mining Engineers. He held the silver medal awarded to delegates to the parent association at Wembley conference in 1024. MR. THOMAS EDWARD BRYCE. Mr. Thomas Edward Bryce, whose death occurred at Devonport, was accorded n military funeral. He was a member of the New Zealand Permanent Force for 40 years and for the greater part of that period he was an armament artificer at Auckland. For some years prior to his retirement in 1021 he had held the rank of warrant officer. Among those who attended the funeral were Major-General Sir George Richardson, members of the Permanent Force, members of the Old Comrades' Association. and" Officers' Court Victoria, Ancient Order of Foresters. MR. T. F. HILL. A well-known personality in Baptist circles in Auckland. Mr. T. F. Hill, has died in his seventy-first year. For many years he was secretary to the Bantist Tabernacle and up till the time of his retirement on account of ill-health he always showed keen interest in church affairs. His father was a Hansm'd reporter in the House of Lords, and Mr. Hill was known for his articles concerning the Church and its work. He joined the Auckland Gas Company's service in 1880 and when he left in 1010 he was employed in the application department. He also had been emnlovcd as accountant with the Auckland firm of E. Ellingham and Co., Ltd. MR. E. E. M. McCAUSLAND. One of New Zealand's outstanding Rugby footballers of fifty years ago, ilr. Edward Elsinere Montgomery McCausland, died recently in Sydney at the age of 71 years. He represented Auckland and Wellington between ISBO and 1888, and was one of the five pakcha players taken to England in 1888 to strengthen J. Warbrick's Maori team. Mr. McCausland captained the team abroad, as Warbrick had injured his foot at Auckland before leaving. Mr. McCausland, who showed much ability us a place and field, goal kicker, played in of> out of the 74 matches of the tour, and scored 149 points of the total of 394. At that time a try counted only as one point. One of Mr. McCausland's six sons represented New South Wales in a tennis team which visited New Zealand several years ago. MR. J. GAZELEY LONG. The death has occurred at the age of S4 years of Mr. John Gazeley Long, of 35, Selwyn Street, Oneliunga. He was born in England and came to New Zealand on the ship Golden Sea in 1872, and found employment in the Railway Department in the Hawko's Bay and Nelson districts. Retiring in 1912, Mr. Long came to Auckland and worked for the City Council for 15 years, when he retired and settled in Onehnnga. Mr. Long had been a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters for 00 years, and was past chief ranger of Court Captain Cook, No. 5840. ITe is survived by his widow, two sons, Mr. 11. Long (Napier) and Mr. T. Long (Stratford), and one daughter, Mrs. S. King (Oneliunga). — MR. D. STUBBING. The death is reported from Cambridge of Mr. Donald Stubbing, aged 82. He was a well-known surveyor and did contract work with his brother oft the old Riverhead-Helensville railway. He also assisted to survey the site of Cambridge township and was still engaged on that work until a year or so ago. MR. JOHN MACGREGOR. DUNEDIN, Wednesday. The death occurred to-night of Mr. John MacGregor, aged 80. He entered into partnership in 1878 with Mr. Peter Duncan, forming the well-known legal firm of Duncan and McGregor, and the long partnership continued until the death of Mr. Duncan in 1927. Mr. MacGregor was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1802, retiring at the end of seven years, and was again appointed to the Upper House in 1914, and was a member continuously until 1935.

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 281, 26 November 1936

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 281, 26 November 1936

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